Sleep apnea is a medical disorder that affects 10% of males over the age of 40 and 6% of women over the age of 40 in North America. Sleep apnea is when you stop breathing in your sleep once or multiple times throughout the night. Normal breathing is ceased since the airway is obstructed, causing a reduction of airflow to the lungs.
If you are experiencing trouble breathing during the night, we recommended receiving sleep apnea appliances in Scarborough, ON M1B 3C2. There are several devices that dental clinics offer to alleviate this condition. The goal for most of these devices is to separate the jaws and push them forward slightly. Doing so opens up the airway and allows oxygen flow.
Most people who received sleep apnea appliances in Scarborough, ON M1B 3C2 have noticed that they stopped their loud snoring, are more comfortable going to sleep, and feel more rested during the daytime.
Sleep Apnea Appliances Near You
We offer two categories of sleep apnea appliances near you: fixed and adjustable. Here is a brief description of commonly used appliances:
Tap 3 (Thornton adjustable positioner)
Tap 3 is small and the most comfortable out of all TAP appliances. This appliance is custom created and fits over the teeth in a similar way to a sports mouthguard. TAP 3 projects the jaw forward and prevents the tongue and soft tissue from blocking the airway. The lower jaw positioner is adjustable and can be altered to suit your comfort level. This appliance also allows the lips to close altogether.
This appliance moves the base of your tongue toward the front of the mouthguard by repositioning the jawbone, opening and strengthening the upper airway. The OASYS is adjustable and comfortable to wear and is very patient-friendly.
Klearway Appliance is used to alleviate sleep disorders and also to eliminate loud snoring. This appliance works to project the jaw forward in increments of 0.25mm at a time, ensuring excellent comfort while sleeping.
Herbst Telescopic Appliance
This application is held in the mouth with clasps and grips made of acrylic and contains adjustable metal wiring. Patients can wear this appliance and still have the ability to move vertically and laterally without dislodging the appliance. Herbst Appliance is most often used in mild and moderate sleep apnea cases.
We are happy to provide sleep apnea appliances near you to help you get the rest you deserve.
If you are looking to receive sleep apnea appliances near you, call us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our different appliances!